Reason 178

#178: Community Gardens I never, ever thought I would list community gardens as a thing I love. A number of plants and pets have died under my care, including two supposedly immortal beta fish (RIP, Wally and Gloria Tallulah) and two baby turtles (RIP, September Rashid and Wheels Von Neumann Turtle). I would like to…

Reason 180

#180: National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution which, contrary to what tourists think, is not one museum but a number of museums. As such this museum, like all other Smithsonian museums, is free. I, of course, love free things, so lots of points for the National Portrait Gallery.…

Reason 202

#202: Adams Morgan Not so much because it’s a cool neighborhood (it is) but because DC is so gorgeous and full of things that there are still places that I can get lost in. Adams Morgan is that place for me. I live like four or 10 or some blocks away from this neighborhood, and I still…

Reason 224

#224: All the circles. I can’t name them all and they are confusing to tourists (and Jon Stewart) but I like the way they make the city look. Very beautiful. The ones I see every day are Dupont Circle and Washington Circle. Dupont Circle was also the very first circle I ever saw in DC because…

Reason 230

#230: It’s a great city for yoga-loving people I am not really a yoga person. I tried. I really did, but I just am not. However, I do see that if one were a yoga person, DC would be a dream city. There are tons of great yoga studios in DC. Tons. Like a million.…